Elderly toilet bowl has leaking hairline crack.

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Old 08-29-17, 10:48 AM
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Elderly toilet bowl has leaking hairline crack.

My 1920 ENGLISH TUDOR has matching tile, shower, tub, sink and bowl. The master bath toilet bowl has had a hairline crack for many years. It's now progressed from sweating to leaking. A long sear for a replacement bowl has failed. A pal offers this
suggestion. Don't use toilet for a few days. Use a heat gun to evaporate moisture then epoxy the crack. What do you think of this fix? Got a better one? How do I epoxy the inside of the bowl?

All advice or comment welcomed and appreciated!
 
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I don't think epoxy just applied to the outside will help much. If the pieces were totally apart so you could apply glue to the mating surfaces it might work. Maybe a thin cyanoacrylate (super glue) would penetrate the crack.
 
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Ugh. This isn't good; the normal process when the porcelain has cracked is to replace, as fixing generally does not work. FWIW, I agree that attempts should be made inside the bowl.
 
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Many Thanks Gentlemen! I'm beginning a search for a replacement "Elderly Bowel".
 
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